Watts Towers of Simon Rodia

State Historic Park - California

The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town") are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in the Watts community of Los Angeles. The tallest of the towers reaches a height of over 99 feet (30 m). The towers and walls were designed and built by Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879–1965), an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. The work is an example of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.

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Vintage 1949 USGS 1:250000 map of Long Beach in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Long Beach - 1949

Vintage 1949 USGS 1:250000 map of Long Beach in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1949 USGS 1:250000 map of Los Angeles in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Los Angeles - 1949

Vintage 1949 USGS 1:250000 map of Los Angeles in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=613 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_Towers The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town") are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in the Watts community of Los Angeles. The tallest of the towers reaches a height of over 99 feet (30 m). The towers and walls were designed and built by Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879–1965), an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. The work is an example of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.

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